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deficit. but it is much healthier for america's economy, much better for the real purchasing power of american consumers, much better for having businesses engage in the business of the future rather than the business of the past, for us to move more balanced trade by increasing exports rather than reducing imports. some of that has to do with the negotiation and enforcement of trade agreements. more of it has to do with choices that we make. especially choices that we make in sectors that one doesn't always think of. there is fast scope, increased tourism in to the united states. if you think about it, tourism is a sector that provides vast opportunities and jobs with those with relatively little skill. not so long ago i had the opportunity to spend some time talking to the ceo of a major hotel chain who noted that of his senior management team, have had not gone to college and many had started working behind the desk in a hotel. our tourism industry which we don't think of as an industry that develops when we are more competitive. similarly close to my heart given where i spent m
that substantial deficit reduction would be associated with a substantial reduction in interest rates that would push the economy forward at the more rapid pace. indeed, in an important part of the economic growth of the 1990's can properly be attributed to the unlocking of economic energy that was achieved by the 1993 budget measures, that led to a reduction in interest rate, increase in investment, accelerating growth, lower capital clause, further improvement in the deficit and so forth. that approach, a fiscal consolidationization that lead to substantial growth was a plausible and compelling vision for the country in 1993 1993, it has been a plausible and come compelling vision for other countries and times in places. you cannot fall very far out of the basic. with interest rates at 1.7% for ten years. with a real interest at the level where if you want to put your money or store your money with the government for as much as twentd years, you have to pay them for the privilege of having them hold your money. if they are going give you back inflation. in such an environment, the reduction in
eisenhower's progressive conservative. he believed largely in a balanced budget and he was against deficit spending but he also believed the government had a positive role to play. the interstate highway system, which eisenhower -- which was eisenhower's brainchild. [applause] more money was spent on the intraday -- interstate highway system than the new deal from 1839 to 18 to 41 with zero impact on the budget because it was paid for through gasoline taxes. [applause] thethe st. lawrence seaway connecting the great lakes, opening the great lakes to traffic again had been on the drawing board since the administration of theodore roosevelt and eisenhower -- eisenhower took, assumed the presidency in a time of mccarthyism and incredible communist witchhunt. he did it as he did so many things in the background. it was eisenhower orchestrated the army's response in the army mccarthy hearings. i'm not going to get into a contest but that stunk. and when it was over mccarthy had him vanquished but i think it was the desegregation issue perhaps in which eisenhower most often underestimated. presi
and managing deficits and on unleashing the forces of innovation. from everything i've seen the u.k.'s first coalition government since churchill is meeting these challenges head-on. in the face of the most challenging economic times we have experienced in decades this is a government that is clearly not afraid to leave. and in 2010 when david cameron went down the british economy and the entire european union was in dire straits. since then as we keep reading most national governments have tried to ride out the storm buy simply putting down the hatches and hoping that the sky is will return quickly. the governments have charted a new courses that will lead them to clear skies and i think the united kingdom has been an exception and the conservative party has been the reason. [applause] prime minister kim and together with his chancellor of george osborn are creating a new course for britain. it's not easy work, and i can appreciate how hard it is to step into a crisis and make the tough decisions to overcome. i first took office in the three months after the attack of my 11 -- 9/11. we lost
while we've got a deficit, the people we are borrowing money from believe we will pay it back because we set out a tough plan to cut spending and to live within our means. that's why our interest rates are amongst the lowest in the world even though the deficit left us by labour was one of the highest in the world. if we did what labour wants and we water down our plane, the risk is that the people we borrow money from woodstock to question our ability and our resolve to pay off our debts. some might actually refuse to lend us any money at all. others would only send it to us at higher interest rates. that would hurt the economy and it would hit people hard. if you have a mortgage of 100,000 pounds, just a 1% increase in interest rates would mean an extra thousand pounds to pay each year. so labour's plan to borrow more is actually a massive gamble with our economy and our future. it would squander all of the sacrifices we have already made. and let me put it like this. we are here because we spent too much and borrowed too much. how on earth can be answered be more spending and more bor
this deficit. and governor dukakis has been able to cut the deficit ten budgets in a row in the state of massachusetts. while he lowered the tax burden on the people from one of the highest to one of the law were in the united states. that is a major sense of achievement and i admire that and i'm just delighted to be on the ticket with him. governor dukakis and i agree that we ought to have a trade policy for this country. but we've seen this administration more than double the national debt, that they've moved this country from the number one lender nation in the world to the number one destination in the world under their administration. they have not had a faith policy committee of let trade be a handmaiden for the policy objectives of the country. that this country has exported to many jobs and not enough profits. and as i work to pass a trade bill through the united states senate, through roadblocks every step of the way but we passed a trade bill that any country that has full access to the markets we are entitled to full access to their markets. now that means that we are going
competitiveness for the economy. another important element is the public sector deficit, and the stability of the government debt . another important structural reform is being put into the spanish constitution, the financial stability law. that means that the government is going to be more able to meet their objectives and to put a degree of control on the expenses and the deficit. the government can control the expenditures from the central government. another part of the government. you have unique tools in order to make that complied. now, the government as the proper tools to address these issues. in the process of addressing the fiscal situation, we have a totally out of control deficit in year 2009. deficit exceeding 11% of its gdp. now we and the royal of reducing the deficit. the very important issue is about the capacity of the government to get to the 6% public sector deficits. as the greek of skepticism in the markets, the capacity of the government. the government is confident that we can get to this figure. if they work to get their it will be very important positive message
would call these gimmicks, the full ten year cost of this bill has of $460 billion deficit. the second has a one half trillion dollar deficit. probably the most cynical gimmick in this bill is something that we all probably agree on. we don't think we should cut doctors' 21% next year. we stop those cuts from occurring every year for the last seven years. we all call this the toxics. well, according to your numbers it cost her her $71 billion. it was in the first iteration of all these bills. because it was a big price tag and made the score look bad, may look like a deficit, that provision was taken out and has been going on in stand-alone legislation. ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of taxpayers. hiding spending does not reduce spending. and so when you take a look of this is just as not add up. let's finish with the cost curve. we bending the cost curve down or up? well, if you look at your own chief actuary of medicare revenue up. he is time we are going up $222 billion, adding more to the unsustainable fiscal situation we have. and so when you take a look
what the public says. we asked this question of the public about, do you think the deficit is a concern of yours and 91% of americans said yes. it is absolutely a concern so always said is what are your priorities? we ask a series of questions about what would you cut and what do you think should be elsewhere for cats? one of the great things about this poll was that the american public basically what they came out with was this is about priorities and choices. so when asked, do you care about the deficit and do you think education, early childhood, childcare and headstart, children's health insurance program, medicaid, student loans, child abuse and neglect prevention funding, do you think this thing should be cut? on every single question overwhelmingly the american public said not on the backs of kids. so yes, we should tackle the deficit and actually the deficit can be seen very much so as a children's issue. because they will be paying back the effect is we will be making an investment so that generation is strong and can fulfill their god-given potential. so very strong and it's b
for the economy. another important element is a private set her deficit. wow, another important reform has been to put into the constitution, a financial stability law, that means that the government is going to be more able to meet their objectives and to put a degree on the expand says and the deficit of the regional suspense, which is part of the issue because the expenditures from the central government, another part of the government in which you have tools in order to make them comply with your objectives. at the government has proper tools. and in the process of the fiscal situation as we see in this chart, we have a totally out-of-control deficits in the year 2009 with a deficit exceeding 11% of the gdp and now we are to reducing the step thursday of the very important issue and what the markets wonder if the capacity of the government to get to the 6.3%. there is a degree in the market and the capacity, but the government is confident that she can get this figure and i think it would be a very important message for the market. if it's able to comply with the objective of direction and
? >> i will -- the candidates how they will reconcile reducing the deficit, cut spending and still -- [inaudible] >> what are you doing to prevent trafficking and to stop it altogether? >> all day like event tomorrow on c-span2 to tell you about. the center for strategic and international studies looks at political transitions in north africa. this starts at 8:30 a.m. eastern. >> we are live at centre college in danville kentucky for the 2012 vice presidential debate between vice presidential bike and congressman paul ryan. the moderator, martha raddatz is almost ready to begin after giving the audience instructions to remain quiet during the debate. we are waiting for her to introduce the candidates announced the opening question. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] .. [inaudible conversations] [background sounds] [background sounds] [background sounds] [inaudible conversations] [background sounds] [inaudible conversations] [background sounds] [inaudible conversa
also. actually doing quite well. our neighbor to the south, fiscal deficits. monetary policy. a better job creating jobs and there. as much as we can. >> implicit in all of this, we the united states and not doing as well as we should. let's turn inward. how worried are you and how much are you planning for the fiscal cliff? >> there has is the big deal. when the crisis happens, the debt tween crisis, we spend 50 to $100 million preparing. the complexity of that happening in global financial markets, real failure. the fiscal cliff is not quite that because it is more predictable, but we have a fiscal clef. going through to make sure we understand all of it. we will be prepared. j.p. morgan will survive the fiscal cliff. i think it's terrible policy to allow. the reason i think it's bad, there are potential outcomes. i would defy. therefore it is irresponsible policy to say, let's see. lets us see. let's try to avoid that. it won't happen on midnight dec. 31st. it will happen now. this is bad. the margin go higher. don't go, don't buy. wait and see. that is a recession. this people pull
not reach a deal cutting the deficit. jpmorgan is being sued at the new york attorney general over allegations that subsidiary bear stearns deceived investors into buying mortgage-backed securities. this is an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> well, good afternoon. i am richard haass and i want to welcome all of you to the council on foreign relations into today's ceo speaker series meeting. this is part of the council on foreign relations corporate programs, which is supposed to increase connections and links between the business community in the foreign policy community, which to some extent are one and the same. i want to thank -- rather welcome not necessarily those of you do, but those around the world participating in this meeting or modern technology. speaking of modern technology, if people take a second to turn off their cell phones and the like, that would be most welcome. this meeting is on the record. as we say, anything can and will i'm sure be against you. in this danish, probably some things you haven't said will be used against you. the phrase for someone it's no
where we can compromise and come to the middle and we must do that. we have a huge deficit and like i said earlier, a little amnesia how we got there but we are there and we have to deal with this. it's a must do and for the good of the country and same as senator, as tom, excuse me. i didn't mean to relegate you to senator. but i have children and grandchildren and we have got to do some things right for the future of this country. it's a privilege for us, all of us in this country. >> moderator: along those same lines congress and boswell what is the most important things that you think, the most important thing congress can do that would stimulate job growth or lift the overall economy? boswell: right now we are an agriculture stated we are much more. we are certainly in agriculture state and we don't have a farm bill. it comes up every five years and it's very important to iowa and all of the crop bearing fire for producing states in the middle was an across the country. we have to have a farm bill and there have been political posturing. the speaker -- mr. latham's best friend i'
a federal government that is far too large, $16 trillion of debt, $1.3 trillion deficit. we need somebody who will stand up and fight. i have that record in the house. that's the record i will take to the senate. that's what i would appreciate your vote, and thank you. >> our next closing statement is from marc victor. >> ladies and gentlemen, our country was founded upon freedom. we are about individual rights and responsibilities. we are about free markets. we are about being free to both defined and pursue your own happiness. it's about americans being in charge of themselves. these are the principles that made us a great nation, but we have strayed so far from these principles. we have a busybody government that is into everything. it regulates, taxes everything and everyone literally to death. it's involved in our lives cradle-to-grave. over 16 trillion in debt now and going ever higher. highest incarceration rate in the world. over 2 million in prison. perpetual wars that we keep paying for with more debt and human life. we are speaking in the wrong direction. and guess who was driv
deficits and decreasing as opposed to increasing diversification of the export structure. so why has this been so hard to change? many of the things i've talked about are recognized going back years and years. um, well, reform is very costly. so there's this kind of j curve of reform where when you try to remove subsidies, the industry you have is going to get hurt, and can it's going to be a few years before the new industry develops. and these people are organized to want to keep those subsidies in place. so reform is very costly in the short run. so the biggest challenge is how can government respond to get the long run growth without hurting the short run? so there are some short run things that can be done in order to make the longer run reforms that are necessary more palatable. and one of these is we need to see more avoidance of backsliding. so the first response, and i think this was mentioned in the previous panel, after the arab spring begun was to increase public sector wages and to raise subsidies, when these are precisely the things that are preventing you from having l
to fix this borrowing debt deficit issue in the book, vice president biden's chief of staff, talking about the economic crisis in 2011, that's exactly what is going on. there is so much evidence that it is the biggest future. we are on the path becoming europe and greece. you just can't keep borrowing money. there is a stunning and fiction in this country, and we need some sort of we need some serious intervention. in the book, what i attempt to do is take people to the presidents and leaders and tell you exactly because of the luxury of time and my publisher, simon & schuster, i declined to get the meeting notes to get the exact detail to interview president obama and speaker boehner and the key players in this. i just want to take one quick snapshot from what happened that we didn't know about, which is critical. when the cops pull up less when the president was upset, he called the congressional leaders on a saturday morning at 11:00 o'clock a.m. something in democratic andemoat republican leader were trying to work outth the own deal harry reid, the democratic leader, said to the
would've been an increasing trade deficit it's about 67% has come from productivity gains. i think of it a bit as agriculture. food was 25% of gdp. it fell to 10. that power and the productivity gains in manufacturing today powered the growth in the service economy. >> host: just to stay manufactured for second. the 1 dollar versus $19 i'm not sure it is, that is one type of manufacturing, and in many areas u.s. workers are much more productive so i think the reason we so they're pretty robust, albeit declining manufacturing sector is there are a lot of areas where u.s. workers are way more productive. so the difference in pay is offset by the productivity. >> guest: we produce more and more goods and more and more value added. >> host: the other thing you mentioned earlier was he you mentioned intel. one of the reasons why i think that we have been successful in the high-tech sectors and the internet is, in fact, we have both manufacturing and software and sort of the server-side of the industry here, so that even apple which we think of as make everything in china but a lot of th
the right message. your side said reduce deficit, and you shouted no blood for oil. and your change to a rural health organization. what's your message? >> well -- >> so wrong building, unclear message, but at least jody reached the people. >> how long before someone noticed you? >> eighteen hours. >> why do you think people ignored think people don't like to think about the troubles and international spectrum right now. spend not because you're below sidewalk level? >> jodie brought me to the place where for some reason no one saw him. >> you would change where? >> to this door handle. >> was this sign here when you -- >> actually it was. >> did you read the signs because after i had locked the door door handle. >> yes, after he locked to the door handle but every good processor has a contingency plan. spent when you found out you in the wrong place you just unlocked yourself in mood, right? >> no, because i didn't have the key. >> you forgot it? >> i left it in the car i was using. >> in his car, probably next to the -- them are righteously hours later office worker larry clark st
building but at least he had the right message. your sign said reduce deficits and you thoughted no blood for oil. and you were chained to a rural health organization. what's your message? >> well, -- >> so wrong building, unclear message, but at least jody reached the people. >> how long before someone noticed you? >> 18 hours. [laughter] >> why do you think people ignored you? >> i think people don't like to think about the troubles in the international spectrum right now. >> not because you were below sidewalk level? jody brought me to the place where, for some reason, no one saw him. you were chained where? >> just to this door handle here. >> okay. and was this sign here when you -- >> actually it was. >> did you read this sign? >> after i locked to the door handle. >> yes, after he locked to the door handle. but every good protester has a contingency plan. >> when you found out you were in the wrong place you just unlocked yourself and moved, right? >> no. because i didn't have the key. i, went to the demonstration -- >> forgot it? left it somewhere? >> i left it in the car way was
. >> your sign reduce deficit. and you shout nod blood for oil. and you were chained to a health organization. what's your message. >> well, -- so. wrong building ununclear message. at least he reached the people. >> how long before someone noticed you. 18 hours. >> [laughter] >> why do you think people ignored you. >> i think people don't like to think about the troubles in the international spectrum right now. >> not because you were below sidewalk level? [laughter] >> he brought me to the place where for some reason no one saw him. you were chained where? >> just to this door handle here. >> was the was the sign here. >> yes, actually. >> did you read the sign. >> after i locked to the door handled. >> yes. after he locked to the door handled. but every good protester has a con ting sei plan. >> qhow found out you were in the wrong place you unlocked yourself and moved. no. i didn't have the key. >> i . >> i left it in the car. i was using. >> in the car probably next to the fish ticket. [laughter] then 18 hours later, offer worker larry clark stumbled upon him and set him str
've caught this witching hour is sequestering in the bush era tax cuts and the deficit ceiling staring us in the face. and yet the good news for the country is we at least have two vice presidential candidates that seem to have some courage and they say what they want to say. now whether the people who would pick them to run when it's our happy about it, i don't know. but she can't say that either ryan or biden are shrinking violet spirit good for them. but you agree or not, least you know where they stand. >> are you on not click >> i agree entirely. one of the big problems we have in this country, there'll be sold industrial cities that have been hollowed out. not true because you're the big big stem group appear and it's got a history and there's a race to beat your chicago or new york and other cities, but then their cities that have left and half the city's big day, house of flying down, no traffic on the wrist. it got too many classrooms, not too few as we do. the caution is, what can you do about it? i was asked about it and i picked detroit as an example. with the federal governme
, making tough choices on spending to drive down the deficit, to get into a battle about what it would mean if you slow the rate of growth in turnover to the states. so here's a guide by trading for 1015 years has added a think tank, we he can wage a specific debate. right now, joe biden have said it before off-camera. he respects paul ryan. barack obama walked away saying you know what? i like this guy because i don't agree with him, but he has a command of the issues. >> he did see that tonight and that's why i agree with john a little more than i agree with you. it was only a passable performance. the possible might be enough. he would've got so much street crowd by doing a little tiny bit because this is already some anti-obama has been hammering romney on. this is a place where he could have helped mitt romney and himself. they've talked about do you want to find. maybe another missed opportunity. until that began, we were talking about what is being said. face president -- >> i am baffled about the republican ticket. i think they're a little spooked because of the 47%, and been caught
think has been spawned the deficit be corralled. >> is started all of this often 1978. in the different from how race is used in our military academy? >> too many questions. a very different world. holy individualized, comparing individuals one that sun -1 to establish the platonic idea of the class as educational. this is not what is going on, not an individualized i will look at you. i will score you, but at the .7 mission i am not admitting people but categories. that relates to that justices question. at that your hypothetical is entirely fair begins in the way they do their system you can figure out that two people would have had the same bia score, but more race. it is an error. dawson to boost the component of the score. it is not infrequent. many candidates we will support this same pai and then you boost some of them. we don't lose all of them minorities. as a studio today from a we want to boost the ones that we like. we want the affluent minorities who we think will improve dialogue. that is contrary to the fact that they give points in the same system for socioeconomic disad
is the lineup in the case as far as the deficits, who will hear it and decide? >> only eight justices will decide because justice elena kagan is recused having worked. so eight justices. it's a pretty good bet that for more conservative justices will vote to if not strike down entirely, limit the use of race. the others will go the other way and as usable, justice anthony kennedy will hold the deciding vote. he has on the one hand said some positive things about using race and about the importance of diversity. on the other hand, he's never in his career and voted to uphold an affirmative action plan so she is a real wild card. >> is it possible this could be a 4-4 decision? >> it's not likely that it's possible and if it were, that would have the effect without opinion and without reasoning from the supreme court automatically affirming the decision below which had up held the texas program manning the split would equal that affirmative action stays the way we know it today. >> is the university of texas the only school that uses this type of system? >> that's right this combination
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